First Wyoming Tactical Rifle Championships
The Bliss Ranch just held the first Wyoming Tactical Rifle Championships. July 22-24th this year, Mac's Gunworks (Gillette), Bliss Ranch (on the border north of Gillette), and Extremunition (Wyoming produced ammo) and others sponsored the [...]
Japanese Slow Motion Train Wreck Effect on US.
Geologic Column Copyright 2011 I have had many people write me asking me what to do with regards to the nuclear reactor mess in Japan. By the time you read this, you probably will know [...]
Ammunition Shortage Update
Buy ammo now, don't wait
Oil Shale, what is it, and “drill baby drill” so to speak.
Oil Shale is one of those drill baby drill technology that we should be exploiting to get away from dependence of unfriendly regimes.
The International Tactical Rifle Championships 2010
The International Tactical Rifle Championships were held on the Bliss Ranch. In 2010, there were 30 teams of shooters competing in the proving grounds of long range carbine and long range rifle targets out to [...]
Been busy this time of year.
I am very sorry for my lack of post and admittedly poor management of the blog lately. It has quite a few hits each month and I try to write but the end of the [...]
Have you been to the gun store recently. It seems that they are one of the few industries that has been positively affected by the Obama economic slowdown. Sturm Ruger corporations stock (for instance) is [...]
SO2 is the real cause of Global Warming
NO COPYRIGHT 2009 Distribute Freely Please Let me be the first to tell you what is actually happening with the climate. A retired USGS Geologist and all around brilliant guy, Dr. Peter Ward (from Jackson [...]
If You Want to Post a Comment or your own Blog Message, Please Do!
If you want to post a blog relating to my comments or along similar lines, feel free to type away on the make a comment button on the bottom of each post thread. I will [...]
Firearms and the 2nd Amendment
It seems that there is a Bill Introduced in the new congress called HB 45 (The Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009) which is somewhat onerous (MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!) to gun [...]
My Cell Phone Doesn’t Work!!!
This is a phrase used all together too much in western Kentucky these days. There was of course a tremendous ice storm this last week of January 2009 over there and virtually all common forms [...]
Geology is Detective Work
Geology is Detective Work Everyone likes a good book. Now days the genre has changed. With the proliferation of the internet, reading books may go the way of the Wooly Mammoth. Geologists, while having read [...]
Geologic Column By Frank Bliss Folks are always telling me they have found some really cool "dinosaur eggs". I tell them they are probably not dinosaur eggs. These rounded, spherical or elongated rocks that are [...]
Politics (OH, MY GOD) U-Turns and going into the Ditch!
There is nothing like making a U-turn. Having invested a significant amount of time and resources to a particular path, it seems like our wise voters (some of which can't tie their own shoes) have [...]
Being Prepared for anything
Our lifestyle living on the Wyoming/Montana border and being over 14 miles from the nearest asphalt road is just a bit different than the average urban dweller. It is a fact of life up here [...]
Living down wind of one of the largest volcanos on the planet has it's advantages and it's disadvantages. Certainly the Yellowstone ecosystem is one of the last bastions of what North America used to be [...]
Ground Water Geology 101
Ground Water Geology 101 The saying goes we are what we eat. I wish to stretch that bit of wisdom a tad further by saying we are also what we drink. Here is another case [...]
A little rock appetizer with that salad? On a "global warming" 60 degree day this January, I was out working on a fence line less that 200 yards from my house. I habitually scan grass [...]
Save the planet from Oil Production
I became aware of an email from the group at care2.com concerning a petition to prevent opening federal land in Utah to oil and gas exploration. Here's a quote from a page (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/192320016) on their [...]
You can't even trust your compass anymore. (You actually never could!) Most people incorrectly believe that a compass needle points directly to the north magnetic pole. There are many complicating factors involving the molten iron/nickel [...]
I would like to talk about breakfast for a minute but to do so I will have to take you across Wyoming for a while. I love the drive on St. Rt. 26 from Dubois [...]
Petrification as literally translated from the Greek is "to change to stone" In Greek mythology, the serpent haired Medusa was so ugly that one look turned the viewer into stone. The many boulders of petrified [...]
Dinosaurs in the Hills
Dinosaurs used to live here but you would be hard pressed to see any evidence of them. As a group, they are mostly romanced by children but some of us never really grow up. I [...]
Does that rock have dip? No, this is not another food metaphor! Dip is a technical geologic term meaning the orientation of a rock layer in 3 dimensional space. This property has to do with [...]